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State of Biopreparedness

The State of Biopreparedness:
Lessons for Leaders, Proposals for Progress


Greg Burel
Greg Burel
Director, Division of Strategic National Stockpile, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Anita Cicero
Anita Cicero, JD
COO and Deputy Director, Center for Biosecurity of UPMC
Brooke Courtney
Brooke Courtney, JD, MPH
Associate, Center for Biosecurity of UPMC
Joseph Donovan
Joseph Donovan
Senior Vice President, Beacon Capital Partners; Building Owners and Managers (BOMA) National Preparedness Committee
Richard Falkenrath
Richard Falkenrath, PhD
Principal, The Chertoff Group; former Deputy Commissioner for Counterterrorism, New York City Police Department; former Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Homeland Security Advisor, The White House
Crystal Franco
Crystal Franco, MPH
Associate, Center for Biosecurity of UPMC, Moderator
Alexander Garza
Alexander Garza, MD, MPH
Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs and Chief Medical Officer, DHS; former Director of Military Programs, ER One Institute, Washington Hospital Center
Senator Bob Graham
Senator Bob Graham
Former Chairman, Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism; Co-Founder, The WMD Center
Dan Hanfling
Dan Hanfling, MD
Special Advisor, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Inova Health System; Clinical Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, George Washington University
Richard Hatchett
Richard Hatchett, MD
Director for Medical Preparedness Policy, White House National Security Staff
James G. Hodge Jr.
James G. Hodge Jr., JD, LLM
Lincoln Professor of Health Law and Ethics, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law and Fellow, Center for the Study of Law, Science and Technology, Arizona State University
Tom Inglesby
Thomas Inglesby, MD
Chief Executive Officer and Director, Center for Biosecurity of UPMC
Peter Jutro
Peter Jutro, PhD
Deputy Director for Science and Policy, National Homeland Security Research Center, Environmental Protection Agency
Michelle Larson
Michelle Larson, MPA
Supervisor, Resource Management and Tracking Unit, Minnesota Department of Health
Kathleen Sebelius
Kathleen Sebelius, MPA
Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
David Starr
David Starr, MIA
Director, Countermeasures and Response Unit, Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
John Tesh
John Tesh
Deputy Director, Capabilities, UK Civil Contingencies Secretariat
Eric Toner
Eric Toner, MD
Senior Associate, Center for Biosecurity of UPMC, Moderator
Andrew C. Weber
Andrew C. Weber, MS
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs, DoD